Christie Mine - Big Hill Loop

MODERATE 16 reviews
#37 of 89 trails in

Christie Mine - Big Hill Loop is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pomona, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

From the car, follow the Old Mine Rd (now a pipe/power line route) northeast towards the Christie Mine, once the biggest in the area. The road gently runs up and down the hills it was built to bring the iron ore to Ladentown. After seeing the remains of the mine, continue to where the Long Path enters the park. Cross Horse Chock Creek and pass the ruins of the Call Family Farm. Follow the LP to the top of Big Hill. At the shelter take the Suffern-Bear Mtn trail over Ladentown Mtn. Pass the shores of the Third Reservoir to the Red Arrow Trail. There are tons of butterflies in this area, clinging to rocks and trees. Climb to Eagle Rock and then descend towards the Old Mine Rd.

5 months ago

mile #2 poorly marked. difficult to navigate without GPS. this section is more like an abandoned trail. lots of fallen trees.

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9 months ago

From Pamona to Reservoir and back. Not the loop. The “Red Arrow” route has been slightly changed on the ground and differs from the AllTrails version. Off by a few hundred feet in some places, but still generally the same junctions.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Half the trail is along a road and natural gas pipeline, not fun at all. The parts along actual park trails are nice. Do yourself a favor and download the park trails map so you can create something better.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Great walk in the woods. Take the kids and put the little one on your shoulders

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